The Community Arts Center of Cambria County is proud to present its second art exhibition of 2017, Luminous Landscapes, by local artist Brandon Hirt. A free opening reception will be held Saturday, March 4th from 1:00-3:00 PM. This fascinating show features a collection of fine art photography, utilizing long exposures to create unique perspectives and mood, inspired by nature and the night time.
At 2:00 PM, during the opening reception, Brandon Hirt will present a gallery talk where he will share his inspiration and creative process of reflecting the world around him through his camera lens. Proceeding the gallery talk there will be open Q & A for all attendees.
About the Photographer: Brandon is a fine art landscape and wedding/portrait photographer who currently resides in Ebensburg, PA. His work has been published in local and national magazines, most recently the cover of Hobby Farms, Pennsylvania Magazine, and Johnstown Magazine and Winterstick Snowboards. His fine art work photography has been exhibited at Central PA Arts Festival, Three Rivers Arts Festival, Ebensburg Potato Fest, Bedford Fall Foliage, New Germany Arts Festival, Shadyside, and Manayunk Arts Festivals.
From the Photographer: Growing up spending time outdoors connected Brandon with nature, and the desire to capture the beauty of it. That is when he started to pick up a camera, capturing the beautiful scenes of Pennsylvania. Brandon moved to Colorado and Oregon to live the dream of snowboarding for 10 years. During that time, he really caught the bug of photography. After taking a few black and white classes, he was hooked. Over the years, as his photography grew, he wanted to capture memorable images that no one else was taking. This is when he started working with longer exposures in his photography to create unique perspectives and mood into his images. These fine art images will last from 2 seconds to 2 hours. Brandon created most of these during the power of moonlight which help extend his exposures. From urban nightscapes to stars spinning around the Northern Star, most of Brandon’s long exposures were created at night when the stars shine or when a car is flying by with its headlights shining. They say the spice of life is variety, so he keeps that going with his camera. Brandon is available to shoot weddings and portraits. From his Farmscape series that will “mooove” you to his Black and White Series and environmental portrait work, he is always looking to create images of everyday views from new perspectives.
Luminous Landscapes by Brandon Hirt will run from March 4-31, 2017 in the gallery of the Goldhaber-Fend Fine Arts Center building. The public is welcome to see Luminous Landscapes from 10:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M. weekdays and Saturdays from 10:00 A.M. – 3:00 P.M.